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Mumps Vaccination

At a Glance

Mumps vaccination

Use of mumps vaccine (usually administered in measles-mumps-rubella [MMR] or measles-mumps-rubella-varicella [MMRV] vaccines) is the best way to prevent mumps. Children should be given the first dose of mumps vaccine soon after their first birthday (12 to 15 months of age). The second dose is recommended before the start of kindergarten. You should know that outbreaks of mumps still occur in the United States.
Mumps Vaccination: Who Needs It?

 

What You Should Know

About the Disease

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Vaccine Information

The mumps disease can be prevented by the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) combination vaccine or the MMRV (measles-mumps-rubella-varicella) combination vaccine.

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Beliefs & Concerns

Autism Theory

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Vaccine Safety

As with all vaccines, there can be minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue or a vague feeling of discomfort.

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Who Should Not be Vaccinated?

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For Health Professionals

Clinical Information on Mumps

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Prevention and Control of Mumps in Healthcare Settings

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Vaccine Recommendations...

Vaccination Recommendations, Options, and Contraindications

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References and Resources

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Provider Education

  • Podcasts
    NOTE: Currently none on topic of mumps

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Materials for Patients

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